Sony Mobile Unveils Xperia miro and Xperia tipo - Stylish, Fun and Easy to Use Smartphones

Sony Mobile Unveils Xperia miro and Xperia tipo - Stylish, Fun and Easy to Use
                                 Smartphones

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, June 13, 2012

LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  *Xperia miro provides deep Facebook integration and Sony's xLOUD audio
    technology in a slim and stylish design
  *Xperia tipo comes in both single and dual SIM version for consumers
    looking for value and functionality
  *Both smartphones launch on latest Android™ platform - Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony Mobile") today announced two new Xperia™
smartphones , Xperia miro and Xperia tipo. Xperia miro is a slim and stylish
smartphone available in a fun range of colours with deep integration of
Facebook™ throughout contacts, photo gallery and the music player, plus Sony's
xLOUD™ audio technology for crisp and loud sound. Xperia tipo is designed to
be easy to use enabling consumers to get the most from their smartphones -
whether browsing the web, sharing pictures or downloading apps. Xperia tipo
will also be available in a dual SIM version - Xperia tipo [dual] - so that
consumers can switch between tariffs with just one touch to stay on the most
cost effective plan. Both smartphones will launch globally in calendar Q3
2012.

"Xperia miro and Xperia tipo are for consumers looking for entertainment
experiences and functionality traditionally associated with high-end Android
smartphones", said Calum MacDougall, Director Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile
Communications." "Xperia miro is for those who want an integrated social media
and a great music experience while Xperia tipo is for consumers who want to
realise the benefits of a smartphone for the first time as they migrate from a
feature phone."

Xperia miro  -the fun  social smartphone  from Sony

Xperia miro is a slim, stylish smartphone with Facebook social experiences
integrated throughout. Users are alerted to new incoming messages and social
updates with colourful illuminations, and can easily video chat with friends
using the front facing camera. To provide great music entertainment it
integrates Sony's xLOUD audio technology, giving crisp and loud sound. Xperia
miro comes pre-installed with Music Unlimited* from Sony Entertainment
Network, providing instant access to millions** of music tracks on the move.

Key features for Xperia miro

  *3.5" display for great browsing and entertainment experiences
  *Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  *5MP camera and brilliant quality video recording at 30fps
  *Sony's xLOUD audio technology gives crisp and loud sound
  *Deep Facebook integration with contacts, gallery and the music player for
    sharing and discovery
  *Customisable illuminations for incoming messages and social updates
  *Front-facing camera for video chat between smartphones, tablets and PCs
  *Contactless DLNA connectivity to easily view content like photos and
    videos on a TV, tablet and PC
  *Powerful battery with >24hrs usage time
  *Available in black, black/pink, white and white/gold colours

Xperia tipo - the affordable and easy to use smartphone

Xperia tipo offers a simple and easy to use smartphone experience targeting
consumers who may be purchasing their first smartphone. With a dedicated
set-up guide, a built-in application enabling users to monitor their data
usage, excellent battery life and the latest Android platform - Ice Cream
Sandwich - consumers can make the most of their smartphone experience.

Key features for Xperia tipo

  *3.2" scratch-resistant mineral glass display
  *Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  *3.2MP camera
  *Dedicated set-up guide
  *Data management solution to identify data usage
  *Bluetooth and Wi-Fi™ for easy content sharing and web access  
  *Powerful battery, 1500 maH, with >24hrs usage time
  *Available in red, white, blue and black

* Sony Entertainment Network  services are subject to availability by region,
please see http://www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com   for more details.

**The number of available songs varies by region.

    All services mentioned may not be available in every market.
    Colours       Xperia miro                          Xperia tipo
                  Black                                Classic black
                  Black pink                           Classic white
                  White                                Deep red
                  White gold                           Navy blue
                                          
    Facts         Size: 113 x 59.4 x 9.9 mm            Size: 103 x 57 x 13 mm
                  Weight: 110 grams                    Weight: 99.4 grams
                  Operating system: Google             Operating system: Google
                  Android(TM) 4.0 (Ice Cream           Android(TM) 4.0 (Ice Cream
                  Sandwich)                            Sandwich)
                  Processor: 800 MHz Qualcomm          Processor: 800 MHz Qualcomm
                  MSM7225A                             Snapdragon(TM) MSM7225AA
                                            
    Camera        5 megapixel camera                   3.2 megapixel camera
                  4x digital zoom                      4x digital zoom
                  Auto focus                           Geotagging
                  Flash/Photo flash                    Self-timer
                  Flash/Photo light                    Send to web
                  Front-facing camera (VGA)            Touch capture
                  Geotagging                           Video recording
                  Self-timer
                  Send to web
                  Touch capture
                  Video light
                  Video recording    Music         Album art                            Album art
                  Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)          Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)
                  Manual equalizer                     PlayNow(TM) service
                  Walkman(TM) player                   Music Player
                  PlayNow(TM) service                  TrackID(TM) music
                  TrackID(TM) music recognition        recognition application
                  xLoud(TM) Experience                 xLoud(TM) Experience


    Internet      Bookmarks                            Bookmarks
                  Google Play(TM)                      Google Play(TM)
                  Google(TM) search                    Google(TM) search
                  Google Voice(TM) Search              Google Voice(TM) Search
                  Google Maps(TM) for Mobile with      Google Maps(TM) for mobile with
                  with Street View and Latitude(TM)    Street view and Latitude(TM)                
                  NeoReader(TM) barcode scanner        NeoReader(TM) barcode scanner
                  Web browser (WebKit(TM))             Pan & zoom
                                                       Web browser (WebKit(TM))

    Communication Call list                            Call list
                  Conference calls                     Conference calls
                  Facebook(TM) application             Facebook(TM) application
                  Xperia(TM) with Facebook(TM)         Google Talk(TM)
                  Friends application                  Speakerphone
                  Google Talk(TM) application
                  Google Talk(TM) video chat
                  Multiple IM
                  Speakerphone
                  Twitter(TM) (Timescape(TM)
                  integration)
                  Video chat ready
                  Xperia(TM) Timescape(TM)

    Messaging     Conversations                        Conversations
                  Email                                Email
                  Gmail(TM)                            Gmail(TM)
                  Handwriting recognition              Handwriting recognition
                  Instant messaging                    Instant messaging
                  Multimedia messaging (MMS)           Picture messaging (MMS)
                  Predictive text input                Predictive text input
                  Text messaging (SMS)                 Text messaging (SMS)

     Design       Auto rotation                        Auto rotate
                  Gesture input                        Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)
                  On-screen 12-key keyboard            Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
                  On-screen QWERTY keyboard            Picture wallpaper
                  Picture wallpaper                    Touch screen
                  Touch screen                         Wallpaper animation
                  Wallpaper animation
                                                 

    Entertainment 3D games                             3D games
                  Media browser                        Media browser
                  Motion gaming                        Motion gaming
                  Radio (FM radio with RDS)            Radio (FM radio with RDS)
                  Sony Entertainment Network           Sony Entertainment Network
                  Video streaming                      Video streaming
                  YouTube(TM)                          YouTube(TM)

    Organiser     Airplane mode                        Alarm clock
                  Alarm clock                          Airplane mode
                  Calculator                           Calculator
                  Calendar                             Calendar
                  Contacts                             Contacts                        
                  Document readers                     E-Manual
                  eCompass(TM)                         Infinite button
                  E-Manual                             Setup Wizard
                  Infinite button
                  Notes
                  Tasks
                  Setup Wizard

    Connectivity  3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)             3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
                  aGPS                                 aGPS
                  Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology    Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology
                  DLNA Certified(R)                    Media Transfer Protocol support
                  Media Transfer Protocol support      Micro USB support
                  Micro USB support                    Native USB tethering
                  Native USB tethering                 Synchronisation via Facebook(TM)
                  Media Go(TM)                         Synchronisation via Google(TM) Sync
                  PC Companion                         Synchronisation via Exchange
                  Synchronisation via                  ActiveSync(R)
                  Facebook(TM)                         USB High speed 2.0 support
                  Synchronisation via SyncML(TM)       USB mass storage
                  Synchronisation via Google(TM)       Wi-Fi(R)
                  Synchronisation with computer        Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot functionality
                  Synchronisation via Microsoft(R)
                  Exchange ActiveSync(R)                  
                  USB High speed 2.0 support     
                  USB mass storage               
                  Wi-Fi(R)                       
                  Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot functionality 

   Display        3.5"                                 3.2"
                  320 x 480 pixels                     320 x 480 pixels
                  16,777,216 colour TFT                262,000 colour TFT
                  Scratch-resistant glass              Scratch-resistant mineral glass

    Memory        Internal phone storage: 4 GB         Internal phone storage: 2.9
                  (up to 2.2 GB user-accessible        GB (up to 2.5 GB
                  memory)*                             user-accessible memory)*
                  Expansion slot: microSD(TM), up      Expansion slot: microSD(TM),
                  to 32 GB                             up to 32 GB
    Networks      UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100      UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII),
                  (Band I)                             2100 (Band I)
                  GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800,        GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900,
                  1900                                 1800, 1900
                  UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900         UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900
                  (Band II), 2100 (Band I)             (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
                  GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800,        GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900,
                  1900                                 1800, 1900                    

    Battery life  1500 mAh typical, 1460 mAh           Battery: 1500 mAh Typical,      
                  minium                               1460 mAh Minium
                  Talk time GSM: Up to 5 hrs**         Talk time GSM: Up to 5 hrs**
                  Standby time GSM: Up to 470          Standby time GSM: Up to 470
                  hrs**                                hrs**
                  Talk time UMTS: Up to 6 hrs**        Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hrs**        
                  Standby time UMTS: Up to 545 hrs**   Standby time UMTS: Up to 545 hrs**
                  Music listening time: Up to 36       Music listening time: Up to
                  hrs 30 min                           30 hrs
                  Video playback time: Up to 8 hrs     Video playback time: Up to 3 hrs

    In the kit    Xperia(TM) miro, battery,            Xperia(TM) tipo, battery,
                  charger, micro USB cable for         charger, micro USB cable for
                  charging, synchronisation and        charging, synchronisation
                  file transfer, and user              and file transfer, and user
                  documentation.                       documentation.

* Internal phone storage comprising 1GB System memory used for firmware, 766MB
Phone memory for downloaded applications, and 2.2 GB Internal storage used for
music, pictures, movies, and some application data

**Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique.
Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and
configurations, and phone usage.

Sony "make.believe", Bravia and Exmor R are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sony Corporation. "xLOUD" is a registered trademark or a
trademark of Sony Corporation. Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark
of Sony Mobile Communications AB. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. All
other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective
owners.

About Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a
leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and
information technology products for both the consumer and professional
markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online
businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and
entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio,
Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium
content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked
entertainment experiences. For more information: http://www.sonymobile.com

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